Ebba The First Easter Hare by Leen Lefebre

Ebba The First Easter Hare by Leen Lefebre

Title - Ebba The First Easter Hare
Author - Leen Lefebre
Published - April '17
Publisher - Independently Published
Genre - #Seasonal #Easter #ModernFairyTale
Pages - 79
Price on Amazon - Paperback - £5.59 Kindle - £0.99
ISBN - 152131339

King Stern rules over the empire of all the hares, his brother Atta is unhappy with the way Stern rules and decides to leave to find his own place to live for him and his mate and their child once born. After Atta leaves his mate Hulde goes into labour and gives birth to their first child a baby girl. Princess Ebba.

Princess Ebba is born and very quickly grows into a very smart young hare who turns out to the image of her father, which in a land ruled by Kind Stern is not a good thing. Ebba has decided she too wants to take an adventure like her father but is she brave enough?

I wonder if this book was originally written in another language and translated into English as it has a feel to it like parts of it have been lost in translation. I couldn't get on with this book. It didn't grab my attention and keep me hooked like I like a good book too. Unfortunately, this book was not for me. 

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Rating -  One out of five Stars
Would I Read Again? - No
Would I Recommend? - No
Would I read other books by the same author? - Yes

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Sex Happens by Carol Soloway

Sex Happens by Carol Soloway

Title - Sex Happens
Author - Carol Soloway 
Published - Nov '16
Publisher - Bayliss Enterprise 
Genre - #ChickFlick #Romance
Pages - 380
Price on Amazon - Paperback - £13.18 Kindle - £2.14
ISBN - 069248540X

Dr Alex Rose is a wife, mother and a very successful chiropractor. Its Alex and her husband's twentieth wedding anniversary and Alex is shocked when her husband tells her he's been having an affair and that he is leaving her for this other women. In one second Alex's whole world explodes. She is thrown into a nasty divorce and a poisonous custody battle. 


This book is not usually my type of book, I would class it as a chick flick and that is not a genre I usually read. However, I did enjoy this book. although it did bring back some bad memories from my own parent's divorce which was very nasty for us kids. 

This book was okay, I wouldn't read it again, but I would recommend it to anyone who is a fan of the genre. 

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Rating - Two out of Five Stars
Would I Read Again? - No
Would I Recommend? - Yes
Would I read other books by the same author? - Yes

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LOTR -The Fellowship of the Rings

LOTR - The Fellowship of the Rings


Title - LOTR - The Fellowship of the Rings
Author - J R R Tolkien
Published - Oct '11
Publisher - Harper Collins 
Genre - #Fantasy #ScienceFiction #Adventure 
Pages - 448
Price on Amazon - Paperback - £6.47 Kindle - £4.99
ISBN - 0261103571

This book is a follow-on from The Hobbit. After Bilbo leaves Frodo the ring, Frodo is tasked with the job of travelling across middle earth to destroy the ring. When Frodo's friends realise what Frodo is up to, they are not about to let him go about his task alone, so four hobbits set out on their adventure across middle earth to destroy the ring before it can fall into the wrong hands. 

I love these films, they are in fact some of my favourite films, the books, however, I found to be very long-winded and rather boring at times. I found myself not wanting to read on as I was losing interest in it. I must admit I didn't finish this book as I just lost interest in it. 


Rating - Two out of Five Stars
Would I Read Again? -  No
Would I Recommend? - No
Would I read other books by the same author? - No

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The Girl in the Green Dress by Cath Staincliffe

The Girl in the Green Dress by Cath Staincliffe

Title - The Girl in the Green Dress
Author - Cath Staincliffe
Published - April '18
Publisher - Constable 
Genre - #MurderMystery #LGBT 
Pages - 336
Price on Amazon - Paperback - £7.43 Kindle - £4.99
ISBN - 147215398

A young girl is murdered in Manchester town centre one evening. Police arrive at the scene and soon realise all is not what it seems. Alley, the murder victim is a transgender woman. Could this be a hate crime? The officer in charge of the case a detective named Donna has to put all her training into action to solve this crime in a sensitive manner and ensure all her fellow officers do the same. 

Being part of the LGBT community myself, this book is close to home for me. I have to praise Cath Staincliffe for how well she has written this book and how well she has highlighted the issue of hate crimes within the LGBT community. 

The story is wonderfully written, extremely interesting and keeps you hooked from the very beginning. I found I didn't like the character of Jade and I found myself questioning how she ever made it into the police force with an attitude like she has but at the same time I also found myself impressed with the way she was determined to find the truth and solve Alley's murder. 

Without giving away any spoilers I thought the plot twist towards the end of the book was a very good one and one I did not see coming. All in all a fantastic read. 


Rating - Five out of Five Stars
Would I Read Again? -  Yes
Would I Recommend? - Yes
Would I read other books by the same author? - Yes I already am

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The Caller by Chris Carter

The Caller by Chris Carter

Title - The Caller 
Author - Chris Carter 
Published - July '17
Publisher - Simon and Schuster 
Genre - #Crime #MurderMystery
Pages - 296
Price on Amazon - Paperback - £4.00 Kindle - £4.99
ISBN - 147115632X

Tanya is looking forward to a relaxed evening. After getting out the shower she hears her phone ring, It's a video call from her best friend. This is no ordinary video call though. Her best friend is not alone and is tied to a chair. A man in a terrifying mask tells her she has to answer two question correctly or her friend dies. This can't be real can it?

My wife bought this book for me as a treat, and well what a treat it was. It kept me hooked from the very first chapter, with a fantastic plot, wonderfully written and brilliant characters. The plot was easy to follow with no too much going on but just enough to make the story really interesting and to keep you wanting to read on. 

When I got into this book I didn't realise it was a series, this didn't matter though, I was still able to enjoy it and it has made me order the rest in the series and I cannot wait to read them. 

Yet another author and series that have found their way into my favourites category for 2018. 


Rating -  Five out of Five Stars
Would I Read Again? -  Yes 
Would I Recommend? - Yes
Would I read other books by the same author? - Yes

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Shift by Heather MacKinnon

Shift by Heather MacKinnon

Title - Shift (Southern Werewolves #1)
Author - Heather MacKinnon 
Published - Jan '18
Publisher - Independently Published 
Genre - #SPN #Werewolves #Romance
Pages - 287
Price on Amazon - Paperback - £9.46 Kindle - £2.21
ISBN - 1976896479

Elizabeth Montgomery is a criminal lawyer and she has worked hard to get where she is today, after all her hard work she has finally decided to take a vacation, a hiking trip in the mountains in North Carolina. Things do not go to plan though and she doesn't even get to spend one night in the beautiful secluded cabin she has booked. 

After taking an evening hike in the woods, Elizabeth is the victim of a vicious animal attack, or so she thought. When Elizabeth is rescued by a handsome stranger name Abraham her whole life is turned upside down forever. 


Its been awhile since I've read a werewolf book as I started to find them a bit all the same. This book, however, had me totally hooked from the very beginning. I couldn't put it down, fantastically written with wonderful characters and overall brilliantly written. 

Be prepared to be up all night when reading this book, because I know I was. It kept me on the edge of my seat desperate to know what was going to happen next. I was also desperate to know if Elizabeth and Abraham were going to end up together and if Elizabeth could survive the change. 

I cannot wait to read the rest of the series, I will most definitely be reading the next book and anything else Heather MacKinnon brings out. Another author and series that have found their way into my favourites category for 2018. 

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Rating - Five out of Five Stars
Would I Read Again? - Yes
Would I Recommend? - Yes
Would I read other books by the same author? - Yes

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Kissing Games by Mark Edwards

Kissing Games by Mark Edwards

Title - Kissing Games
Author - Mark Edwards
Published - Aug '12
Publisher - Indi IQ.com
Pages - 80
Price- Kindle - £0.99
ASIN - B0090RXE34

Two young boys accepted a dare to spend the night in an old abandoned asylum, the only problem is they have no idea what awaits them. Hollingby Hospital used to house some of the countries worst psychopaths, now its abandoned and rotting away. 

One of its former residents, a murderer of young boys has returned and is roaming the corridors at night. Now Ben and Ollie are spending the night there.

This is another one of Edwards short stories and yet again I find myself wishing it was a full novel. This was by far one of his best short stories, I couldn't put it down. It certainly packed a punch in its short content. A fantastic read. Praise to Edwards once again. 


Rating -  Five out of Five Stars
Would I Read Again? -  Yes
Would I Recommend? - Yes
Would I read other books by the same author? - Yes

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The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

Title - The Tattooist of Auschwitz 
Author - Heather Morris 
Published - Jan '18
Publisher - Zaffre
Pages - 288
Price on Amazon - Paperback - £8.99 Kindle - £1.99
ISBN - 1785763644

Its 1942 and Lale Sokolv has been taken to Auschwitz, he has been given the job of tattooing the prisoners of Auschwitz with their prisoner numbers on their arms. These numbers would become one of the most infamous symbols of the holocaust. 

Lale meets a girl who he's meant to tattoo, for Lale its love at first sight and he's determined to make sure they both survive. 

I wasn't able to finish this book as I found it very slow going and it didn't grab attention. To be honest I found this story to be rather boring. It is for these reasons I am unable to give this book a full review. 

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Rating -  A Single Star
Would I Read Again? -  No
Would I Recommend? - No
Would I read other books by the same author? - Yes

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